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An edition of The Satanic Verses (1988)

The Satanic Verses

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  • 3.29 ·
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  • 26 Have read
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Publisher
Viking
Language
English, English
Pages
546

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The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie's fourth novel, first published September 26, 1988 and inspired in part by the life of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. As with his previous books, Rushdie used magical realism and relied on contemporary events and people to create his characters. The title refers to the satanic verses, a group of Quranic verses that refer to three pagan Meccan goddesses: Allāt, Uzza, and Manāt. The part of the story that deals with the "satanic verses" was based on accounts from the historians al-Waqidi and al-Tabari.

In the United Kingdom, The Satanic Verses received positive reviews, was a 1988 Booker Prize finalist (losing to Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda) and won the 1988 Whitbread Award for novel of the year.

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Edition Availability
Cover of: De duivelsverzen
De duivelsverzen
2010-06, Pandora
Paperback in Dutch - Vierentwintigste druk
Cover of: The Satanic Verses
The Satanic Verses: a novel
2008, Random House Trade Paperbacks
Paperback in English - Random House Trade Paperback Edition
Cover of: Les Versets sataniques
Les Versets sataniques
1990-06, France Loisirs
Hardcover in French - Edition du Club France Loisirs
Cover of: Die Satanischen Verse
Die Satanischen Verse
1989, Artikel 19
Hardcover in German
Cover of: The Satanic Verses
The Satanic Verses
1989, Viking
Hardcover in English and English - BOMC
Cover of: Die Satanischen Verse
Die Satanischen Verse
1989, Artikel 19
Hardcover in German
Cover of: The Satanic Verses
The Satanic Verses
1989, Viking
Hardcover in English - 1st American edition (1)
Cover of: Les versets sataniques
Les versets sataniques
1989, C. Bourgois
in French
Cover of: The Satanic Verses
The Satanic Verses
1989, Viking
Hardcover in English - BOMC
Cover of: The Satanic Verses
The Satanic Verses
1989, Viking
Paperback in English

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New York

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1988

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.914
Library of Congress
PR6068.U757 S27 1989

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
546p.
Number of pages
546

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL31462231M
Internet Archive
satanicverses0000unse
ISBN 10
0670825379
ISBN 13
9780670825370
LCCN
88040266
OCLC/WorldCat
456675505
Alibris ID
9780670825370
Google
nD1bAAAAMAAJ
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0670825379
Goodreads
44647625

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"To be born again," sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, "first you have to die."
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